Lady Eaton College
At Lady Eaton College, tradition meets youthful passion in a welcoming, energetic community that bursts with “LEC” pride and the spirit of Gemütlich (feeling comfortably at home, welcomed by friends). Our namesake is a brilliant and inspiring Canadian, Lady Flora McCrea Eaton, who challenged us to “Have an open mind, trust, learn every day, and keep doing it as long as you live.”
Truly interdisciplinary, we house the Medical Professional Stream as well as the departments of History, Philosophy and Social Work, the programs of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, Gender and Feminist Studies, and the Bachelor of Arts and Science, as well as the Trent Centre for Aging & Society and the Centre for Languages and Linguistics. And, yes, it all takes place in a triumph of modernist architecture, artfully designed to sit snuggled in a breathtaking natural setting. We affectionately refer to the Dining Hall as “Toad Hall” and we are known for our Great Toad Hunt whose secret traditions have been passed on to LEC members for 50 years.
LECers live the motto in our heraldry, Sapientia et Humanitas, striving for wisdom and humanity in all that we do.